Choosing the correct pump for your water feature or pond can be confusing, so we have tried to make the process as simple as possible. Wet Pumps must be completely submerged at all times; this is because it uses the surrounding water to cool the motor. Dry Pumps either circulate water around the hot elements in the pump or manage to gain enough cooling from the surrounding air.
There are many benefits to a pond pump, as they can improve water circulation which will allow any fish and pond vegetation to thrive. This keeps your pond looking fantastic and lively, a real garden focal point.
How much electricity does it take to run a water pump?
This will entirely depend on the wattage of the water pump. A 100-watt pump run for an hour equals 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh), so you can check this against your current rate or tarrif to estimate how much running your pump might cost. If this is a concern, consider a solar-powered pump instead.
All of our solar water pumps come with sufficient solar panels to run the corresponding pump so you don’t need to worry about calculating exactly how many panels you’ll require – one less thing to worry about!
How high can a pump pump water?
Pump pressure is measured in litres per hour (LPH) – we offer a range of pumps in varying pressures from low-pressure pond pumps that generate less than 4,000 LPH, medium pressure pumps that operate at around 4,000-10,000 LPH, all the way to high-pressure pond pumps that generate more than 10,000 LPH.
The higher the pressure, the higher the water will pump – but remember that this will also depend on the wattage of the pump so it receives enough power.
Is a solar-powered pump right for my pond?
Typically you want your pond pump to work during the day, which means that a solar-powered water pump will make a great deal of sense. However, if you want to have more control over the power and timing of your water feature, you may wish to consider other types of pond pumps available here at Primrose.